Volvo Aero gives notice of redundancy affecting 250 employees in Trollh

Volvo Aero will initiate negotiations with the Trade Unions regarding redundancy of 250 blue-collar employees. At the same time, the company plans to reduce the number of white-collar positions by around 100 through planned retirement and a reduced number of consultants.

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AFI KLM E&M wins Kingfisher support contract for 20 A330-200s

Kingfisher has entrusted maintenance of its new aircraft to Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance. The group won a full support contract for twenty A330-200s, the first of which were delivered to the Indian carrier in late June 2008. The contract covers full component services, including door-to-door logistics services to Kingfisher’s Bangalore base. AFI and KLM E&M also provide line maintenance at London Heathrow airport.

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Cascade Aerospace delivers first Q400-PF Package Freighter

Cascade Aerospace has delivered the first Q400-PF Package Freighter to launch customer, Nord-Flyg of Eskilstuna, Sweden. This latest Cascade conversion converts a passenger-carrying Bombardier Q400 aircraft into a bulk-loaded cargo hauler, and the prototype was completed at Cascade’s headquarters in Abbotsford, B.C. Canada. A second aircraft for Nord-Flyg is expected to be converted in the Spring of 2009. The Q400-PF is certified by Transport Canada under a Supplemental Type Certificate, and FAA (US) and EASA (European) certification are expected to follow.

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Jet Aviation announces changes in its U.S. executive management

Jet Aviation has restructured its U.S. executive management. Jim Ziegler, who had been chief operating officer of U.S. operations, is leaving the company and will become an advisor to Jet Aviation. Since Januar 16th, Gary Dempsey, Jet Aviation’s president of Flight Services for The Americas, and Kurt Sutterer, president, MRO & Completions of Midcoast Aviation, an affiliate of the Jet Aviation Group, will be responsible for U.S. operations. They will report directly to Peter G. Edwards, president of the Jet Aviation Group.

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